The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

One of my classes required an award-winning children’s book so I randomly picked this off a list. That was fortuitous.

This book is magic. A sparse, lyrical writing style that sets up a rhythm in your soul. A story flawlessly told without effort – and it goes down as easy as sweet tea. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced the agony and irony of adolescence shown with such grace. Some of the best writing I’ve encountered.

My 2017 book of the year. I borrowed a copy from the library, but I’ll be buying it for myself. I think i need to own this book.

Ps – I am bawling my fool head off. Still.

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